Meet our Activities Coordinator, Charlotte Preston
Hi, my name is Charlotte Preston. I joined Wadhurst Manor in January 2021 as the activity lead.
For the past year I have been working in the community as a carer. Prior to this I spent over 10 years working within the safari industry in South Africa. I had the pleasure of hosting and guiding many international clients, sharing the amazing African wildlife with them. I am also a mum of two busy twin girls and my hobbies include, horse riding, photography, reading, writing and travelling.
I am incredibly passionate about working with people and I am looking forward integrating my hospitality skills and caring knowledge into the day to day activities we do with the wonderful residents.
Activities at Wadhurst Manor
On a weekly basis we have many visitors to the home from the people like the University of the Third age and local small animal farms, who bring in their chickens and sheep. We also like to go out shopping and on day trips to local garden centres and when the weather is good picnics and tours of the beautiful local countryside. We have speciality days at the home which could be a theme of a country, or for specific times of year, including Halloween, Bonfire Night or Christmas. We have card games and art classes and a serious knitting team in the home who produce blankets and premature baby clothes for the local maternity unit.
Life at Wadhurst Manor Care Home
Masterclass with Blooming Haus
On 25th May, our residents enjoyed an afternoon masterclass on floristry, presented by Blooming Haus. This was an activity greatly enjoyed by the residents. Further to this, they had a great time putting together their own flower arrangements using what they had learnt.
International Nurses' Day
Our residents and staff enjoyed International Nurses' Day in the 12th May 2021. In honour of the occasion, we held an award ceremony; the residents voted for the most funny, most caring and the nurse that goes the extra mile.
It was a lovely surprise for the winning nurses, as they were completely unaware that this was happening. All of our nurses were gifted with a box of chocolates to say thank you for their hard work and dedication, and our winning nurses were given a special Barchester umbrella – just in time for the rainy weather!
In honour of the 76th anniversary of VE Day, we set up an indoor street party. The residents gathered around the table and enjoyed an afternoon of reminiscing along with prosecco and cake. It was enjoyed by everyone and the residents could not stop talking about it days after.
National Tea Day
Residents were treated to a true Afternoon High Tea for National Tea Day. The kitchen put together a range of lovely treats in honour of the occasion. The afternoon was enjoyed by everyone.
Even though people are not able to come in and give live talks to the residents, they have still been able to enjoy live talks online. One talk they particular enjoyed was one given by the Sea Life Aquarium in London. Residents really enjoyed it!
The Grand National
Residents and staff enjoyed a lovely afternoon, where they playfully bet on the horses and dressed up in fancy hats in honour of the occasion. The hats had all been donated by the local Wadhurst community to ensure the residents were able to enjoy the day in its entirety.
Tea and a Tour
Our General Manager and team would like to welcome you for tea and a tour of our home.
Coffee & Cake
Come along to our friendly and informal group to enjoy a chat over a hot drink and some homemade cakes,
Don't Dine Alone
We know meal times can be lonely for some older people.